Heidi Warta, Collaroy Plateau (30mins from Sydney) Member Since December 2011 Artist Statement CURRICULUM VITAE CURRICULUM VITAE Born Australia (Gaimaragal Country – Collaroy Plateau) Lives and works in Sydney
Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts
Exhibitions 2019 Kaleidoscope, See Street Gallery Sydney 2019 Merkat, See Street Gallery Sydney 2018 Emerge, See Street Gallery Sydney 2018 From A to G, See Street Gallery Sydney 2012-2018 Exhibiting regularly at ‘Drift’ in Collaroy 2016 Combined art exhibition at ‘Fine & Country’ Real Estate in Double Bay 2015 May: Solo Art exhibition at Girdlers Grind in Dee Why on the strand 2011 Solo art exhibition at ‘Hot Yoga’ in Brookvale 2008 Solo art exhibition at the ‘Marina’ in Akuna Bay
Commissions 2014-2018 Commissioned to paint portraits for private clientele 2015-2018 Commissioned to create resin artworks for private clientele throughout Sydney 2016 Commissioned to paint corporate art for a client in Hong Kong 2013 Commissioned to paint a large painting of Gina Rinehart and Lang Hancock for Gina Rinehart 2014 Commissioned to create an art installation for Subsonic music festival 2014 Combined art exhibition at Tap Gallery 2014 Solo art exhibited at Tap Gallery for spoken word evening 2014 Commissioned to paint for the owner of Fine & Country
Collections Private collections in Sydney, Western Australia, Queensland and internationally including USA (California, Los Angeles, New Hampshire), China, Thailand, and Bali
Bibliography 2018 Featured in Peninsular Living magazine Edition: March 2018 Issue 2016 Featured in the 2016 Inspiration: International Art Book 2012 Art featured in Wise Women book
Teaching 2012 – 2019 Ongoing teaching art to children and adults from my studio 2017 – 2019 Teaching art part-time at ‘Your Side’ Australia, mental health and disability service. 2013-2017 Teaching art part-time at ‘One Door’ Australia, mental health and disability service 2016 Teacher at ‘If You Like Art’ in Brookvale 2016 – 2018 Curated three consecutive group exhibitions for students at Bella Vista Café, North Head, Manly
Volunteer Work 2012 Volunteered 18 weeks full time and materials, painting with the children at the YPAC Disabled Orphanage. The paintings were auctioned for $10,000. Over $20,000AUD for the YPAC Orphanage was raised in total.
Professional Associations 2018 Member of the National Association of Visual Arts (NAVA)
Biography Heidi Lee Warta lives on the beautiful Northern Beaches of Sydney where she was born. Heidi Lee’s work is passionate and vibrant. She endeavors to capture a life force and energy. The use of vivid colour and bold textures blended together gives her work a unique style, depth and a sense of heartfelt emotion where she focuses on rich palettes and techniques. In 2012 Heidi Lee was living in Indonesia where she volunteered her time and materials and painted with the beautiful children at the YPAC Disabled Orphanage over a whopping 18 week period. The paintings Heidi and the children completed were auctioned for $10,000. Over $20,000AUD for the YPAC Orphanage was raised in total. This experience was a profound turning point in Heidi’s life. Heidi is a full-time artist creating commission pieces for clients all over Sydney and is currently working part-time for ‘Your Side’ Australia, mental health and disability service teaching art to recipients and carers. Heidi also holds adult and children’s art classes from her studio in Collaroy Plateau.
Heidi works many layers to give depth and texture infusing wonderment, confusion, and the element of magic, leaving the viewer asking… “How did you do that?” Favorite methods used are mixed media including resin, wood, fabric, plastic, metal, cardboard, glue, impasto, acrylic, oil, pigment, sand, oil, house paints wax, shellac, fire, and sweat. Artist statement: Being an artist is my truth and spreading a positive message where I can is my purpose. I feel that it is a part of my life’s journey to create and teach the therapeutic value of creating art. The ins